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Herman Buffington | K Company, 303rd Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 96th Infantry Division - Army

3:38   |   They were trying to take a ridge on Okinawa where the Japanese had dug trenches and the persistent Americans tried repeatedly to take the position. Herman Buffington got close enough to vault over into a trench where he used the old helmet-on-a-bayonet trick to judge the enemy fire. He received the Bronze Star for his actions in this firefight.

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